Rural interprofessional education: promoting teamwork in primary health care education and practice.
R McNair, R Brown, N Stone, J Sims
Australian Journal of Rural Health | Published : 2001
In a climate of increasing incentives to work effectively within a primary health care team, the ability of various health care professionals to collaborate comes into focus. The principles of effective teamwork can be learned and this learning is most effectively achieved in the field under the supervision of experienced preceptors. It is also enhanced if learners have the opportunity to participate actively in the team and do so from undergraduate level. A 3 year project is underway in Victoria involving rural primary care placements for mixed groups of nursing and medical students. The students are educated in the field by medical and nursing tutors and preceptors who are currently workin..View full abstract